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TONIGHT: Bingo! TOMORROW: CraftNight! (Aug 20th/21st, 2019)

TONIGHT!AKBAR!
Aug 20th, BET YER BOTTOM BINGO! • 7:30-10:30
TOMORROW Aug 21st, CRAFTNIGHT! • Akbar • 9pm to midnight (or later) 
$3 suggested donation
Project: Camp Necklace


Aug 21st, CRAFTNIGHT! • Akbar • 9pm to midnight (or later) 
$3 suggested donation
Project: Metal Macaroni (it’s SO metal)

There will be different types of pasta, you’ll arrange them pleasingly in configurations you desire, then you will affix them permanently with glue. You’ll hand it to me or a CraftNight technician, and we’ll go paint it in our spray booth a GLORIOUS METALLIC GOLD.

As you sip your drink, your macaroni project will dry, and then, you will have an heirloom that will be cherished by future generations! You can also attach some kickass letter beads or gems or what-nots to your metallic creation and make onlookers thrill with delight!

See you at the Craft Table,
Craft Captain JP


Hot August Things…

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO on a TUESDAY?!?
Akbar • August 20th
7:30pm • 6 Games
Big Bottles o’ Booze
Strange and Fantastic Prizes
Big Bottles o’ Booze
Hot bartenders, cold drinks! 

AUGUST CRAFTNIGHTS 9pm 

21st – Metallic Macaroni Art (Craft Capt. JP)

28th – 3-D Camp Scene (Craft Capt. JP)

 

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TONIGHT: Camp Necklace! (Aug 7th, 2019)

TONIGHT!
Aug 7th CRAFTNIGHT!
Akbar • 9pm to midnight (or later) 
$3 suggested donation
Project: Camp Necklace

Oooh, it’s August, oh yes it is.

And… it’s not cooling down, mercy me, LA is just getting started. As we skip merrily toward the full moon with each hot August night, we’re making enjoyable summer necklaces this week. They come with a lil’ flat design of a LOG. It’s not terribly compelling, but that’s YOUR job, right? To make it a SOMETHING!

Gather together the couture that suits your summer self with all the beads and baubles I’ll bring to this raucous Wednesday night. Wear your creation with the flowiest clothing you own and glide along your life pathway saying “dahling” over and over again to those you encounter. That’s my August suggestion.

I’d also recommend getting your buns out to the desert so you can go see the Perseid meteor shower next week, but… yah… that pesky full moon is just gonna be too darn bright. It’ll be hard to see space rocks flying through the wash of a silvery bright lunar glow.

Of course, such a gorgeous full moon in the desert provides the best opportunity to run naked through the junipers without a flashlight, so if you end up out there anyway, there’s always that.

AND: start bugging your friends with gardens for all that squash and zucchini that undoubtedly is coming out of their ears soon if not now! Tomatoes are at their luscious best right now, never better. California grows one helluva harvest, don’t miss it! Maybe one of your green thumb cronies will trade some of their vegetable crop for a totally cool customized LOG necklace!

See you at the Craft Table,
Craft Captain JP


Hot August Things…

AUGUST CRAFTNIGHTS 9pm 

14th – Summer Grab Bag (Craft Lt. Lucy)

21st – Metallic Macaroni Art (Craft Capt. JP)

28th – 3-D Camp Scene (Craft Capt. JP)

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO on a TUESDAY?!?
 
Akbar • August 20th
7:30pm • 6 Games
Big Bottles o’ Booze
Strange and Fantastic Prizes
Hot bartenders, cold drinks!Big Bottles o’ Booze
Strange and Fantastic Prizes
Hot bartenders, cold drinks! 

HAPPY HOURS w/JP
4pm to 9pm
AKBAR AUGUST

Saturday the 10th
with Karaoke and KJ Terioke! Come belt out some Yacht Rock! 

Monday the 12th
Sonji Piano Goddess at 7:30

Monday 19th
Planet Queer at 8pm!

Tuesday the 27th
Tuesday Tiki Afternoon! 

 

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TONIGHT! Pirate Note Holder! • July 24th, 2019


TONIGHT!!! CraftNight @Akbar! 9pm til’ midnight – Pirate Magnet Noteholder!!! ~ $3 donation pleeze!

Yarrrr! Avast, me hearties!

Ye’ll be boardin’ the CraftNight vessel, sailin’ the seven seas o’ sequins! I’m not exaggerating, I absolutely have a sequin library for your use tonight. You can’t lose with this summer treasure trove of shiny bits we’ve got on offer for this evening’s crafting voyage!

You’ll LOVE creating your very own clothespin peg-leg buccaneer buddy to decorate your refrigerator or filing cabinet! Seriously, his PEG LEG is the NOTE HOLDER, it’s a clothespin… it’s very tasteless, swashbucklin’ FUN.

Our bar’s got a variety of both RUM and TEQUILA (and it’s National Tequila Day, btw) which are both PIRATE DRINKS. We also have air conditioning, and music, and the laid back energy you’ve come to know and expect from this lil’ neighborhood oasis!

So come on in and make a craft of a nautical, differently-abled, optically challenged (eye patch), salty dog noteholder!

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

JULY THANGS 2019

July 31st – Wood Safari Stand-Ups – Cool little wooden flatpack animal shapes (many different kinds) to be painted and used as your personal office/dashboard/living space totem for the rest of the year.

JP July Happy Hours ~ MONDAYS • 4pm – 9pm

29th – Happy Hour featuring a very special cocktail invented by world famous dominatrix, Mistress Mary: “Mary’s Lite Daze” – $5 a delicious blend of Rosé, Sprite (or soda water), and a Fresh Basil Leaf!


 

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Bat Away the Bullsh*t! • July 17th, 2019

CraftNight @Akbar! 9pm til’ midnight – Mini Bats! ~ $3 donation pleeze!


It’s Craftivism Wednesday where CraftNight is gonna BAT AWAY THE BULLSHIT with special guest, Joey Stern! We’re providing 6-inch mini bats that you can decorate with your very own pride colors. There will be paint, glitter, googly eyes, other sparkly things and MORE.

The Stonewall Riots started when LGBTQ patrons of the Stonewall Inn fought back against harassment and brutality by the cops. It inspired the tradition of Pride Month.

We just had a glorious, fantastic, colorful, sassy PRIDE in June, we celebrated and now the glitter has cleared, and it’s time to start considering where all this is going. Companies are not just realizing we’re here and we’re queer, they’ve realized we WORK and we make MONEY. Companies like money, and they wanna buy us.

Generations have fought hard for an inclusive queer utopia that embraces the whole rainbow nation. Seeking to overturn straight supremacism, sexual guilt and traditional gender roles, we come from queer warriors who sought social transformation, rather than assimilation and equality within the status quo.

Is Pride now capitalism with a pink hue?!? How much of LGBTQ+ is part of the neoliberal establishment?!? Has the LGBTQ+ psyche been colonised by a hetero-normative mentality?

BAT AWAY THE BULLSHIT!!!

Which brands are slapping rainbows on their stores/products and saying they support us, while simultaneously endorsing conservative right wing causes and candidates?!? Where does the money go when they say percentages of sales go to “The LGBTQ Community”?!?

Do you know which NINE “rainbow-waving” asshole corporations say that they support us, but also gave a MILLION OR MORE DOLLARS to anti-gay politicians in the last election cycle? Find out at CraftNight tonight and BAT AWAY THE BULLSHIT!!!! These big businesses can’t have it both ways. Let’s remind them and ourselves that this crap doesn’t fly.

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

JULY THANGS 2019

JULY 22nd – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO! Hot Dog Themed Gambling Fun, more info and RSVP at Ye Olde FaceBooke

CHECK IT OUT

July 24th – Pirate Clothespin Magnet – In honor of National Tequila Day and sailing the seven seas, a flat foam kit featuring a peg-legged pirate noteholder! Dress/embellish accordingly, Yarrrrrr!

July 31st – Wood Safari Stand-Ups – Cool little wooden flatpack animal shapes (many different kinds) to be painted and used as your personal office/dashboard/living space totem for the rest of the year.

JP July Happy Hours ~ MONDAYS • 4pm – 9pm

22nd – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo with JP Binguera, Ball Handler Emilie, and the Pit Boss, Marie! – Sundries, Fundries, Big Bottles o’ Booze!

29th – Happy Hour featuring a very special cocktail invented by world famous dominatrix, Mistress Mary: “Mary’s Lite Daze” – $5 a delicious blend of Rosé, Sprite (or soda water), and a Fresh Basil Leaf!


 

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Potholders! • July 10th, 2019

CraftNight @Akbar! 9pm til’ midnight – Potholders! ~ $3 donation pleeze!


It’s not just potholders, it’s NATURAL potholders. They’re canvas, you can draw stuff on ’em, maybe glue an exciting felt tableau on it, a scene, a name, it’s an heirloom in the making.

Potholders are a summertime rite of passage. We’ve never done potholders at CraftNight before, and these are beauties, dare I say, they could actually keep you from burning yer mitts! Maybe you’ll stow this one in your camping supplies for when you need to pull the dutch oven out of the fire? So macho!

Or you can hang it in the kitchen for that decorative touch, right next to your “spoons around the world” display hanging nearby. Whatever the case, I think you’ll find that these slightly puffy squares of fabric are just waiting for your inspiration to make them shine.

And shine we shall, as temperatures rise, and the light stays long in the sky, come in, have a drink, show us your new sandals. There will be music, air conditioning, camaraderie, and lots of glitter glue!

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

Upcoming for JULY 2019

July 17th – “Bat Out the Bullshit” with special guest, Joey Stern – Craftivism (addressing commercialism/capitalist notions of corporations seeking our LGBT dollars) we’re painting/decorating mini bats!

JULY 22nd – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO! Hot Dog Themed Gambling Fun, more info and RSVP at Ye Olde FaceBooke

CHECK IT OUT

July 24th – Pirate Clothespin Magnet – In honor of National Tequila Day and sailing the seven seas, a flat foam kit featuring a peg-legged pirate noteholder! Dress/embellish accordingly, Yarrrrrr!

July 31st – Wood Safari Stand-Ups – Cool little wooden flatpack animal shapes (many different kinds) to be painted and used as your personal office/dashboard/living space totem for the rest of the year.

JP July Happy Hours ~ MONDAYS • 4pm – 9pm

15th – Planet Queer Cabaret with Ian MacKinnon and Travis Wood! 8pm

22nd – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo with JP Binguera, Ball Handler Emilie, and the Pit Boss, Marie! – Sundries, Fundries, Big Bottles o’ Booze!

29th – Basic Happy Hour!


 

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